The Blossom Awards are supported by leading businesses and organisations with a commitment to diversity and promoting the success of British-Chinese people.
The Awards do not receive any funding from local or central Government or from any public body or charity in the UK — or from any foreign government, state-backed enterprise or agency.
We are grateful to the following Sponsors & Partners set out below (in alphabetical order)*:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) joins as a proud sponsor of The Blossom Awards because we believe that building a culture that is welcoming and inclusive is integral to people doing their best work and is essential to what we can achieve as a company. At Amazon, we actively recruit people from diverse backgrounds to build a supportive and inclusive workplace. We take steps to ensure employees have a sense of belonging, value, and opportunity. We have 12 affinity groups (employee resource groups) with more than 90,000 employees across hundreds of chapters around the world, who passionately and positively impact our company, each with an executive sponsor that ensures these groups are engaging at every level of the company. We actively recruit diverse candidates through our partnerships with universities, institutions and colleges. We also have initiatives that focus on gender diversity and inclusion, building skills for future tech leaders from diverse backgrounds, empowering the next generation with opportunities in STEM programmes, celebrating our LGBTQ+ community, military initiatives and more. Learn more here: https://www.aboutamazon.co.uk/diversity.
For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 81 Availability Zones (AZs) within 25 geographic regions, with announced plans for 21 more Availability Zones and seven more AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, and Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. In the UK, AWS is used by many leading British brands/groups, including AstraZeneca, DVLA, Oxford University, Cancer Research UK, Aviva, AO.com, Barclays, BBC, British Gas, BP, Channel 5, ClearScore, Deliveroo, Dunelm, EDF Energy, Formula 1, Gousto, Majestic Wine, Monzo, Nutmeg, Ocado, OakNorth, Guardian News & Media, ITV, National Rail, Sainsbury’s, Sage, Starling Bank, and Travis Perkins. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.
Aston Martin joins as a sponsor of The Blossom Awards 2020 which recognise members of the British-Chinese Community who are at the forefront of their career. Supporters of the Engineering & Science category, the company supports the promotion of British innovation and excellence within the United Kingdom.
Aston Martin Lagonda is a luxury automotive group focused on the creation of exclusive cars and SUVs. The iconic Aston Martin brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and timeless design to produce models including the Vantage, DB11 and DBS Superleggera. The Lagonda brand will be relaunched as the world’s first luxury electric vehicle company. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 54 countries around the world.
Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown. Under the leadership of Dr Andy Palmer and a new management team, the Group launched its Second Century Plan in 2015. The plan is underpinned by the introduction of new models including DB11, new Vantage, DBS Superleggera and the company’s first SUV, DBX. The plan also includes the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales and the launch of mid-engined core cars and special cars.
Berkeley Group builds beautiful, successful places, blending homes, parks and public realm with great facilities to create fantastic communities where people love to live. We work together with trusted partners to tackle the shortage of good quality homes. And we make a lasting contribution to the landscape and to the communities we help create. We have built more than 19,600 homes in the last five years, across London, Birmingham and the South of England.
Berkeley Group is made up of six autonomous companies: Berkeley Homes, St Edward, St George, St James, St Joseph and St William. We are publicly-owned and listed on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 100 company.
Berkeley’s business strategy is called Our Vision. This focuses on five key areas: our customers, homes, places, operations and people. Through this framework we are striving to become a world class business.
Sustainability is at the heart of Berkeley. Our single biggest contribution is to create new places that grace their surroundings and will stand the test of time. The environmental performance of each site is monitored tightly and we publish independent research measuring our social and economic impact. You can read more about green living here.
The Berkeley Foundation was set up in 2011 by the Berkeley Group. So far it has committed over £14.9 million to over 100 charities and worthy causes. The Berkeley Foundation focuses on four key areas: homes, jobs, skills and care. Funding comes in a variety of ways: the Berkeley Group covers overhead costs; employees have so far raised over £5.3 million; and we are also very grateful for support from our consultants, subcontractors and supply chain.
Berkeley Group has had long ties with the British-Chinese Community as well as having held business relationships and operations in China, Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific region for more than 30 years. We are very pleased to be able to sponsor The Blossom Awards.
AN UNFORGETTABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Bicester Village is one of 11 unique shopping destinations within The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. Spanning Europe and China, these open-air Villages are home to hundreds of boutiques from world-class designers – all offering remarkable value for money – plus famous restaurants and five-star hospitality services.
The founding member of the Collection, Bicester Village sits in the heart of the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, a mere 46 minutes from London by train from London Marylebone. There you’ll find more than 160 boutiques from the likes of Gina, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Marni and many more – all with up to 60% off the recommended retail price.
Between all that shopping, the Village offers respite by way of delicious foodie treats from restaurants such as Café Wolseley – the first opening from Corbin & King outside London. There you’ll be able to tuck into the restaurant’s renowned signature dishes, as well as afternoon tea and fresh cakes and pastries, all created fresh on-site every day. Elsewhere, farmshop restaurant & cafe by Soho House & Co serves up locally sourced, seasonal dishes in a cosy country setting, while Shan Shui puts popular South-East-Asian cuisine on the menu, with interiors inspired by 1920s Shanghai.
Plus, an annual calendar of pop-ups, events and surprises keeps the Village experience fresh and exciting for all guests. From limited-edition openings from the British Fashion Council and TATE to the recent Celebrating China boutique or collection of conscious designers curated by philanthropist Paul van Zyl, these pop-ups are dedicated to supporting young, emerging talents – all while delighting fashion savvy shoppers.
It’s not just the world-class brands and famous restaurants that you’ll remember. Bicester Village also has a team of personal shoppers who know the boutiques inside out, offering a bespoke service in The Apartment – a chic, invitation-only retreat conveniently positioned next to valet parking. Meanwhile, a Village-wide concierge service is always on hand to cater to your every need, and a host of guest services – from left luggage and Hands-free Shopping to valet parking and instant tax refunds – turn a shopping trip into an extraordinary experience and a great day out.
Discover more at BicesterVillage.com
Capita is a consulting, digital services and software business. We are driven by our purpose to create better outcomes for all of our stakeholders:
- Our people – by providing an environment in which they can thrive and develop
- Clients and customers – by delivering solutions, transforming businesses and services, and by delighting them
- Suppliers and partners – by treating them fairly and encouraging them to deliver
- Investors – by delivering improving returns
- Society – by acting as a responsible business for the communities we serve
Every day we help millions of people, by delivering innovative solutions to transform and simplify the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens.
We partner with clients and provide them with the insight and cutting-edge technologies that give time back, allowing them to focus on what they do best and making people’s lives easier and simpler.
We operate in the UK, Europe, India and South Africa – and across six divisions: Software; Technology Solutions; People Solutions; Customer Management; Government Services and Specialist Services.
The firm focuses on absolute return, enhanced fixed income, volatility and tail risk strategies and aims to develop innovative investment strategies that exhibit low correlation to traditional equity and fixed income markets. Through a combination of global talent, comprehensive research, and technology, Capula seeks to identify market opportunities where we perceive the firm has a competitive advantage.
Yan Huo, together with the core trading partners, have over 220 years of collective market experience. Over many years, individual members of the team have refined discretionary trading and risk management techniques and over the last 22 years have managed through all major market crises, including 1998 and 2008.
As an established global investment firm, Capula is committed to creating value for its clients, employees, partners and key stakeholders. Our mission is to provide clients with superior investment performance and build a great firm that attracts, develops and retains exceptional people.
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